What do you do if not everyone in your household is into minimalism?
If there are other people in your household, chances are you might run into a snag if all of a sudden you are getting rid of things left and right. In our home, we can't even agree which episode of Curious George to watch next, let alone how we should manage our possessions.
To be fair, the four month old, she doesn't really have an opinion. So that's one...only three more to go.
|Always a plus to have this cutie on my team!|
How to convince them?
Really, it comes down to having my husband on up my team. We are the adults, after all.
Here is what has worked in our home for getting everyone on board the minimalism wagon:
.explain why you want to be minimalist.
for me, it was simply: I'm overwhelmed
.provide concrete examples.
I broke down my day for my husband and showed him just how much time I spent picking things up
.set personal goals.
my husband decided he wanted a new iPhone, which wasn't in the budget. so he went through his things and put a ton up on eBay
.dont get frustrated.
a flamboyant emotional display is not the best way to get what you want, even for toddlers
.lead by example.
once I started cleaning out my own things, my husband noticed how nice it was
That's what worked for me! My husband is pretty easy going about this sort of thing, but it's a lot more fun now that he is excited about it, too!